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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Content creation value chain boosted by IP, AI and connected technologies

“Content owners, producers, and creators naturally want to get their content in front of as many people as possible and are increasingly turning to cutting-edge IP technologies to prepare for the future of video production and delivery,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates commenting on the findings revealed in Top 5 Video Trends in an IP-based World. “There are multiple challenges in infrastructure, formatting, and interoperability, but many d ...read more

Monday, July 17, 2017

Roku plots $1BN IPO

Parks Associates research recently found that well over 60% of households now subscribe to one or more OTT video services, with a third subscribing to two or more services. Indeed, 88% of computer-based viewing is from non-linear sources.

"For years, the television has been the stronghold for the traditional TV industry," said Brett Sappington, senior director of research, Parks Associates. "Today, more televisions are connected to the Internet than ever, either directly or ...read more

Friday, February 03, 2017

Fifth Of US Broadband Households Cancel OTT Service In Last 12 Months

According to Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker service, the overall churn rate for OTT services has been stable for the past year, with top services Netflix, Amazon and Hulu actually reducing their churn rates. At the end of 2015, 20% of US broadband households had cancelled at least one OTT video service in the past 12 months.

“The churn rate has held steady,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research, Parks Associates. “These are not free trials, but inst ...read more

Thursday, January 19, 2017

US Pay-TV Dips As Antenna-Only TV Services Rise To 15% Of Broadband Households

In its latest round-up of the strength of cord-cutting in the country, 360 View: Entertainment Services in US Broadband Households, Parks found that antenna-only usage has steadily increased since 2013 to reach 15% of high speed Internet homes, and observed declining pay-TV satisfaction in each of the last three years. In 2016, twice as many subscribers downgraded (12%) their pay-TV service than upgraded (6%) it, while the likelihood of non-subscribers adopting pay-TV has declin ...read more

Monday, December 12, 2016

Booming Spanish SVOD Faces Lack Of Pay-TV Culture

“What makes Spain unique in Western Europe is that about half of households have broadband but not pay-TV, one of the highest Internet-only household rates in Europe, according to research firm Parks Associates. And consumers in Spain are also more likely than those in France, Germany and the UK to trade in a pay-TV subscription in favour of a digital video service,” says the analysis.

From the article "Booming Spanish SVOD Faces Lack Of Pay-TV Culture" by Juan Fernandez Gon ...read more

Friday, October 07, 2016

User-generated video, live streaming grow online

This is according to Parks Associates, which also found that three-quarters of US broadband households access this content at least once a month.

"Today's home entertainment is all about personalisation," said Brett Sappington, senior director of research, Parks Associates. “Consumers now expect video, music and gaming experiences to adapt to their needs, including anywhere, anytime and any-device access. Successful services are extending personalisation into all aspects of ...read more

Friday, September 02, 2016

RTL Nitro Revs Up 4K Broadcast

There is an increasing install base for 4K: according to research from Parks Associates, among broadband households planning to purchase a flat-panel TV, 59% in the UK, 57% in France, 53% in Spain and 49% in Germany plan to purchase a 4KTV even though content is not yet widely available. This resulted in an average of 54%. Moreover, 17% of such households were planning to buy a flat-panel TV in the next 12 months and over half consider 4K to be an important or very important fea ...read more

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Majority Of US OTT Services Subscription-Only

“Services are experimenting with a variety of business models in order to differentiate themselves in this crowded market dominated by Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Smaller OTT companies are experimenting with the freemium model in particular,” said Ruby-Ren Bond, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. “The subscription services with smaller bases are increasingly partnering with other players, such as Amazon, Hulu, and Roku, which allows them to remain viable in a crowded market domi ...read more

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